City and State officials gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new River House at South Street Landing, a transformative P3 project developed by GMH Capital Partners and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC with architecture by SGA and landscape architecture by Halvorson Design.
The Patriot Ledger reports that the design for improvements to the East Milton Square Deck and surrounding roadways is nearly complete. Halvorson Design has been collaborating with engineers Howard Stein Hudson and the Town of Milton to create a flexible, welcoming public park on the Milton Square Deck that features an open lawn, surrounded by trees, and will be able to host community events.
Final plans for the renovations are expected to be completed by August, with construction beginning next spring.
Tremont Crossing, a new mixed-use complex in Roxbury that has been in the works for several years, is expected to break ground this summer.
The Boston Planning & Development Agency gave final approval to Feldco Development and Emma Lewis Partners to lease the site, which sets the stage for the development team to begin work on the proposed 1.7-million-square-foot complex featuring more than 700 apartments, offices, a new museum of National Center of Afro-American Artists, over 400,000 square feet of retail, and parking for nearly 1,400 cars. Halvorson Design is providing landscape architecture for the 7.5-acre site.
Clippership Wharf, the much-anticipated waterfront development rising in East Boston, has begun preleasing in advance of its June opening. The four-building complex, developed by Lendlease with The Architectural Team and landscape by Halvorson Design, will feature 284 apartments and 194 condo units, a meeting/event space, art gallery, and public access to the waterfront.
Quincy’s new Hancock Adams Common, designed by landscape architects Halvorson Design with project manager Woodard & Curran, was honored with the 2018 Planning Project Award by the American Planning Association (APA) Massachusetts chapter. The APA MA Awards program recognizes outstanding projects, people and organizations, which have made “a significant contribution to the field of planning.”
In this opinion piece for Metropolis Magazine, The Architectural Team’s Michael Liu addresses the need for Boston to “move beyond project-by-project responses to rising sea levels.” He cites recent and ongoing efforts, such as Clippership Wharf an innovative multi-family residential development designed by TAT with landscape architecture by Halvorson Design for developer Lendlease that features a living shoreline and other strategic site design measures to protect against storm surges and flooding.
One of the city’s most anticipated street redesigns—the Allen Street Reconstruction in Buffalo’s historic Allentown district—is about to break ground. The reconstruction, designed by Halvorson Design and Bergmann Associates, gives the street a new look and feel, with mountable curbs and removable bollards to provide flexibility and seamless bike/ped flow during special events and festivals.
The Boston Globe interviews Pam Messenger, general manager of the Friends of Post Office Square, as she discusses ongoing improvements at the Norman B. Leventhal Park at Post Office Square. Halvorson Design has been providing ongoing landscape architecture services to the Friends since the park opened in 1992 to keep this beloved green space fresh while adapting it to meet the changing needs of park visitors. This year, the Friends and Halvorson Design are collaborating on the design of a new outdoor terrace at the Sips café, which will allow it to serve beer and wine during the summer months.
The Bay State Banner reports that, according to developers Elma Lewis Partners and Feldco Development, construction is set to begin this April on Tremont Crossing in Roxbury.
This long-awaited mixed-use development will feature a variety of commercial, office, and retail spaces; more than 700 residential units, 20 percent of which will be marked as affordable; a parking garage; and an NCAAA Museum. Halvorson Design has been providing landscape and site design for many years, working closely with the architectural and development team.